I discovered the band The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die earlier this year thanks to the Absolute Punk Podcast. Their album The Whenever, If Ever is incredible. It brings me back to the punk/emo scene of the early 2000s, but still sounds fresh in 2014. In this live performance they play the first two songs off their album with the addition of spoken word artist Christopher Zizzamia, who takes the songs to whole other level. Check it out!
Jenny Lewis has released a new song “Completely Not Me” and it’s great! The song was co-written and produced by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, which is also a big plus. I really really hope this means she’s got a new album in the works and it’s in this vein!